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Bangor Fire First Alarm Responses & Still Alarms
Grass/ Brush Fire - 1 Engine, 1 Rescue
Vehicle Fire - 1 Engine, 1 Rescue
Fire Alarms - 2 Engines, 1 Ladder, 2 Rescues, Fire Comm 1
Fire in Building - 2 Engines, 1 Ladder, 2 Rescues, Fire Comm 1
Vehicle Accident - 1 Engine, 1 Rescue - *Heavy Rescue Spec Call
EMS - 1 Rescue (Engine if Warranted by EMD)
Dumpster Fire - 1 Engine
Carbon Monoxide - 1 Engine
Chimney Fire - 2 Engines, 1 Ladder, 2 Rescues, Fire Comm 1
Water Related - 1 Engine, 1 Rescue, 1 boat, Heavy Rescue
Technical Rescue - 1 Engine, 1 Rescue, Heavy Rescue
Haz - Mat  - 2 Engines, 2 Rescues, 1 Ladder, Fire Comm 1, Orono FD Haz Mat Team (as needed)
Aircraft Emergency at BIA - minimum of 1 engine, 1 rescue, 1 tanker.
(more as size of aircraft requires) (may add 2 additional engines, 1- ladder, 2 additional rescues, Fire Comm 1,  Heavy Rescue, Second Ladder Command Truck in case of crash)
* This is determined by ANG Crash Rescue *
Mutual Aid - as requested
**Tank 6 Responses - All fires outside of city hydrants and mutual aid.
Alarms Above the
First Alarm
All Hands - One additonal Engine, One additional Rescue to scene
(** ANG tanker & Glenburn tanker to scene) Brewer Engine and OronoEngine to cover Central, Hire Back Chief Officer
Second Alarm - Brewer Engine & Orono Engine to scene,
(** Hermon & Hampden tankers to scene) Hermon Engine to cover Central, Veazie Engine to cover Station 5, Bangor Recall for 1 officer and 3 ffers to man Engine 2.
Third Alarm - Hermon Engine & Veazie Engine to Scene, Engine 2 cover central, Hampden Engine to cover Central.
Fourth Alarm - Engine 2 and Hampden Engine to scene, Old Town Engine to Cover Central, Glenburn Engine to cover Station 6
** = Tanker responses outside the hydrant district.
Addition Ladders and other equipment are by special call.
*All initial alarms may have other equipment added as needed for special circumstances *

Never Forget

20101025 - Brother Michael "Taz" Nelson (ret.)
Updated On: Oct 31, 2015

Michael David "Taz" Nelson

HOLDEN - Michael "Taz" Nelson, 62, died Oct. 25, 2010. He was born Dec. 4, 1947, in Bangor, the son of Corbett D. and Beatrice A. (Arnold) Nelson. Mike was a graduate of John Bapst High School, Class of 1965. Upon graduation he joined the U.S. Navy, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam, and was attached to the Seabees Unit MCB-11. He joined Bangor Fire Department in 1973 and retired in 1993. Mike then began working for Uniship, Inc. - a division of Dahl-Chase Pathology - where he was employed at the time of his death. He was predeceased by his mother, father; and sister, Mary Sue Nelson. Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Miona "Noni" Nelson; one daughter, Toral Nelson, both of Holden; a sister, Trudy Nelson and her husband, Norman Watts, of Winterport; two brothers, Mark Nelson and his wife, Rebecca Nelson, of Hampden and Stephen Nelson and his wife, Carol, of Hyannis, Mass.; a special nephew, Jon Corbett Nelson of Hampden; a special niece, Jenny Nelson of Portland; many other special nieces, nephews and cousins in Florida; an uncle, Robert Arnold of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; and an aunt, Dorothy Buker and her husband, Ed, of Jacksonville, Fla. Relatives and friends are invited to call 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, with the Rev. Robert T. Carlson officiating. Gifts in Mike's memory may be sent to North Shore Animal League, 25 Davis Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050; Bangor Humane Society, 693 B Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401; or Cole Land Transportation Museum, 405 Perry Road, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Published in BDN Maine on Oct. 27, 2010

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